Glass Bricks at Smithfield Market Extension, London by Thomas Bennett. © 2014 Alex James Bruce
Vintage Omega Manual Wind
A vintage inspired Semi-Formal(ish) outfit today, making use of this linen & silk blend DB waistcoat, swap out the unstructured whipcord sports coat for a ‘Stroller’ and it would have been appropriate Formal day wear for the city back when dress codes where still enforced.
I’ve been looking at formal day wear, or ‘Morning-Dress’ recently as I’ve been trying to help a friend get kitted out for his wedding next month, I love all of the variation that used to occur within this apparently ridged set of dress rules. It’s a real shame that all you really see now are poorly fitted hire clothes in horrible, lightweight, shiny fabrics, usually paired with matching satin ascots & pocket squares.
Audrey Tautou photographed by Ralph Wenig